Care for Creation Team FAQs:
• When did the group get kicked off?
o Our first meeting was in June and we’ve had one meeting a month since then.
o While doing climate advocacy I became aware of other parishioners interested in Care for Creation and Pope Francis’ call to be better stewards of creation
• Any goals?
o We’re starting slowly to avoid getting discouraged with a large project
o Initial interest was around recycling. We then became aware that the market is presently in flux, so must consider market conditions
o We’ve talked about how to educate/ inspire parishioners about choice - reduce/ reuse/ recycle is but one aspect
o Possibly educational event(s)/ Laudato Si’/ discussion groups
• What opportunities have come up?
o Many Catholic creation advocacy groups exist. For example we’re considering joining Catholic Climate Covenant (USCCB sanctioned) but need to do our homework first and then get parish approval. Mary Queen is the only other parish in diocese that has a registered CCC Care for Creation Team
• Biggest opportunity is the upcoming Sisters of Charity World Day of Peace Ecumenical Service on Sept 7, 2019.
o We’ve been in touch with the Sisters and their Director of Social Concerns, Monica Hatcher. Monica and Sr Ricca found out that we had started up a CFCT and asked whether we could help get the word out
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Day of Prayer on Sept 7, 2019: